State of Minnesota Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 8, 2022

  • September 23              First day of Early Voting
  • October 18                  Deadline to submit voter registration (same-day registration is available during Early Voting and on Election Day)
  • November 7                Last day of Early Voting
  • November 8                Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballots
  • November 8                Election day


To register to vote in Minnesota, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old on election day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
  • You can vote while under guardianshipunless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.
  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.


How to register to vote:

  • Register online It’s quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.
  • Register on paper Download and print forms in English and other languages. Use these forms to register yourself or to register others in a voter registration drive.
  • Register on Election Day You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote.


Voter ID Requirements

Voters do not need to present identification in order to vote in Nebraska. A voter may be asked for identification if he or she is a first-time registrant who mailed in his or her registration application and did not provide identification at that time.


Early Voting

All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person. You can vote in person at your county election office. In addition, you may be able to vote at your city office. Contact the clerk for more information.


Absentee Voting

All voters can request an absentee ballot without an excuse. To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply. To request an absentee ballot for 2022 elections, use the online absentee application, or the downloadable application. Return your completed absentee application to your county election office by mail, fax or email. You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot. Your returned ballot must be received by Election Day.


Do I have to choose a political party when I register?

Minnesota does not have political party registration. Voters are not asked to publicly declare affiliation with a political party.




 Tribes in Minnesota

Federally recognized tribes

  • Upper Sioux Community
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
  • Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake)
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Fond du Lac Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Grand Portage Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Leech Lake Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Mille Lacs Band
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – White Earth Band
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota

State recognized tribes

  • None

Native Vote Coordinators:

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

Major Party Contact Information

Chairperson, Ken Martin


Minnesota Democratic American Indian Caucus

Chairperson, Jennifer Carnahan


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